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Stop stressing me out

Nixon Hall Lecture Theatre

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Inaugural Lecture - Professor Mark A. Wetherell

This lecture will take place on campus, in Nixon Hall, Ellison Place, City Campus West (full address at the bottom of the page). The lecture will also be available to stream online - please register for the event and a link will be sent to you to access the live stream.

'Stop stressing me out!' My life of inducing, measuring (and sometimes, trying to reduce) stress, by a stress(ed) Psychologist

Professor Mark A. Wetherell has spent the majority of his academic life stressing people out; in fact some people may suggest that it’s not just his academic life. 

He has always been interested in stress, its causes and consequences, and why it affects some people more than others. In order to understand this, it is necessary to observe people while they are experiencing stress. Sometimes this involves making people stressed in the laboratory and sometimes it involves studying groups of people who experience chronic levels of stress such as caregivers.

In this lecture, Professor Wetherell will introduce you to some of the techniques that he has developed to ‘stress people out’ and explain how they can help us to understand the harmful effects of chronic stress on health and wellbeing. He will finish by discussing interventions that could buffer these harmful effects and suggest how these could be used to help those at risk from chronic stress. 

About the Speaker

Professor Mark A. Wetherell is an HCPC Registered Health Psychologist and Professor of Psychobiology at Northumbria University. Mark is a specialist in the psychobiological causes and consequences of stress and explores how stress gets inside the body, what it does when it gets there, and why it has different effects on different people in terms of their health, well-being, and performance. He has worked with a wide range of populations using novel laboratory and ambulatory techniques and has developed bespoke interventions that are more easily accessible by individuals experiencing chronic stress.

 

To register for this free lecture, please fill in the form below.

 

Event Details

Nixon Hall Lecture Theatre
Ellison Place, Northumbria University
City Campus West
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST


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